What Do You Need To Know?

Around half pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women infants and children are at nutritional risk according to research. Just because of this reason many babies have died before they born, few are abnormal and few are fortunately normal.

It is a miserable condition. By keeping in view this fact, the US government starts a special program Alaska Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, infants, and children to help those women, infants and children who are at nutritional risk.

What is WIC

WIC is a special program that offers essential supplement, nutritious food, lectures and leaflet of health care to pregnant women, nursing women and postpartum belonging to a low-income family. WIC also provides nutritious food to toddlers and children (up to five years old). WIC program aids all those pregnant, nursing, postpartum women, infants and children who are at nutritional risk.

What is Nutritional Risk?

Nutritional risk is of two types

  1. Medically based risks

This type of nutritional risk is considered a high priority risk. It includes serious disease such as Under-weight, Anemia, maternal age, women having pregnancy complication ( in history).

  1. Diet based risk

This type of nutritional risk means a person not taking proper diet. In other words, if women, Infants, and children have a lack of proper diet, not taking sufficient diet and suffered from the deficiency of iron, vitamin, and calcium etc. Then they are considered at diet based nutritional risk.

Are You Eligible?

Following is the required criteria for an applicant who wants to be a part of the Alaska Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.

  • Applicant must be a permanent resident of Alaska State or any state under the control of the US government.
  • Applicant pregnant, nursing, postpartum women, toddlers, and children must belong to Lower family having low income.
  • Applicant must be at nutritional risk.

Applicant annual income must be lower or equal than below-mentioned amount:-

Following mention amount is for standard family size (standard family means family having eight members in other cases i.e.:  If there are more than eight-person in a family than add $9,620 per additional head and then calculate it. For more guidelines always choose a suitable managing agency.

  Household size                          Maximum annual Income Level
           1                                                 $27,454
           2                                                 $37,037
           3                                                 $46,620
           4                                                $56,203
           5                                                $65,786
           6                                                $75,369
           7                                                 $84,952
           8                                                 $94,572

Any pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding women, Infants, and Children (up to five years old) are eligible for taking benefits of the Alaska Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children who declare as at Nutritional Risk by a professional physician. Professional doctors are also available at WIC clinic to check the applicant if the applicant is at nutritional risk or not. If applicants are not declared as at nutritional risk then they are not eligible for taking the benefits of Alaska Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.

How To Apply?

The applicant has to make contact with Alaska Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children clinic nearer to their resident. The applicant has to download the application form, fill it correctly and submit it online or to the WIC clinic. Then the applicant receives a call or WIC assistance will inform them about their appointment or meeting. Along with some necessary documents, the applicant must appear in front of WIC officers for meeting. Meeting may be on phone, online or face to face. WIC officer will ask a question about applicant family background and other information which was written on the application form by the applicant. They must answer every question asked by assistance correctly.

For taking the benefits and facilities of Alaska Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and children, the applicant has to clear the interview.

The Alaska Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is managed by US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administer this special program.

For Further Information

For more info applicant may visit the nearer Alaska WIC clinic. Applicant must visit the official web page. Or make contact with WIC assistance on their toll-free number:

(097) 465-3100

 

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